Ron Thompson is a two-time Emmy Award-winning studio analyst with Comcast SportsNet Washington D.C. serving as the pre and post game analyst for the Washington Wizards. He has also hosted the series “My Life 365.” In that capacity, he has interviewed such NBA giants as Allen Iverson, Grant Hill, Alonzo Mourning, and media/entertainment mogul Ted Leonsis.
Ron also currently serves as the game analyst for NBC Sports Network’s Colonial Athletic Association package, a game analyst for the Big East package on Fox Sports 1, and appears periodically on NBATV.
Ron joined Comcast after leading Ball State University men’s basketball squad. Before that, he was an assistant coach with the University of Arkansas and at his alma mater, Georgetown University. Ron’s steady on-court contribution cultivated an interest in drafting plays, which lead to his first assistant position with Coach Jerry Green at the University of Oregon, followed by a role with Brian Ellerbe at Loyola College (Maryland). Ron entered professional sports as a scout for Larry Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers. His responsibilities there included game preparation, player-performance evaluation, comprehensive analyses of prospective candidates in the NBA Draft, and acquisitions of free agents for the 76ers roster. Ron’s perennial role with a preeminent summer basketball organization, the Kenner League hosted by Georgetown University, has showcased players he has personally trained/conditioned for the NBA (among them, Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, Greg Monroe, and Michael Sweetney). His work with both the NCAA and the NBA reflects comprehensive expertise on the skill-sets of highly-conditioned, top-tier university and professional athletes.